This guy chops up Leica M6 and other cameras to turn them into weird exploded art pieces

Feb 1, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This guy chops up Leica M6 and other cameras to turn them into weird exploded art pieces

Feb 1, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The artwork of Fabien Oefner is going to hit people on this site in one of several ways… The first will be “Wow! That’s freaking awesome!”. The second will be [Insert Ryan Reynolds “But why?” GIF here]. The third will be screams of blasphemy with lots of tears. If there’s another response I’ve not thought of, let me know in the comments.

Once you see Oefner’s work on Instagram, you’ll quickly understand why the potentially polarising reactions. He likes to take things apart, but not in the traditional sense. He doesn’t dismantle them. He casts them in resin and then slices them up. like slivers of an MRI. Then, he sets them in their new permanent form.

 

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Oefner’s work, particularly with the Leica is definitely going to make a few people squirm. Watching him do his thing in the video above is a bit like a train wreck. You can’t bear to watch it but it’s also so fascinating that you just can’t look away. As well as cutting up actual real deal Leicas, Oefner has also made some plaster copies that look quite striking when chopped up.

 

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This isn’t the first time that Oefner’s attacked cameras. Past works include this Nikon D800 DSLR…

 

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Oh, he’s a monster!

 

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And then there’s the Rubix Cu… I mean Rolleiflex.

 

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Despite the subject matter, it is very cool artwork and it’s interesting to see the cross section view of objects many of us use in our daily lives. If you’re even slightly interested in this bizarre corner of the art world, it’s well worth a browse through Oefner’s Instagram to check out the other interesting and crazy things he’s chopped up.

[via Leica Rumors]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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5 responses to “This guy chops up Leica M6 and other cameras to turn them into weird exploded art pieces”

  1. Jonathan Keys Avatar
    Jonathan Keys

    He wants chopping up for doing that.

  2. John Nevill Avatar
    John Nevill

    Sacrilege ???

  3. Trino Pam Avatar
    Trino Pam

    Some look very beautiful.?

  4. Nermin Huskić Avatar
    Nermin Huskić

    *This rich guy

  5. Hernán Javier Rigalli Avatar
    Hernán Javier Rigalli

    this should be punished by law ?